Orthodox Churches

Statement by The Alexandrian primate regarding the terror attacks in Egypt

His Beatitude Theodoros II, Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa on being briefed about the heinous terrorist bomb attacks on Christian Churches in Egypt, made the following statement: -We are on the side of the Egyptian people. The second blast occurred at a relatively short distance from our Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, in the Manseia district of Alexandria, where the See of the Coptic Church is situated, outside the Cathedral of St Mark. Let us hope that Jeus Christ who is going to His voluntary Passion, will ease the pain of the families who so unfairly lost their family members and will bring His peace to blessed Egypt.

Resurrection of Orthodoxy in The Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Resurrection of Orthodoxy in The Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Resurrection of Orthodoxy in The Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Resurrection of Orthodoxy in The Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Resurrection of Orthodoxy in The Islamic Republic of Mauritania

With The Grace of God and the blessings of His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, His Eminence Meletios Metropolitan of Carthage, paid his first pastoral visit from 29th March to 3rd April 2017, to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the fourth country of his Province and for the first time after almost a decade he conducted the Divine Liturgy as well as other services and holy sacraments for the small Orthodox flock in that country.

Missionary campaign to distribute 50,000 Paschal ribbons in Moscow on Holy Saturday, Bright Week

The large-scale “Paschal Ribbon” missionary campaign will begin this year on Holy Saturday and continue throughout Bright Week. As many as 50,000 satin ribbons bearing the words of St. Seraphim of Sarov, “My joy, Christ is Risen!” will be handed out, beginning when Muscovites go to have their Paschal baskets blessed throughout the day on Holy Saturday, reports patriarchia.ru. This is the fifth consecutive year of the event organized by the Commission for missions and catechesis of the Moscow Diocesan Council.

Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church holds its session

On 4 April 2017, a regular session of the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place at the Laura of the Caves in Kiev. The session was chaired by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, who informed members of the Synod about the last events of church life.

Office for the Dead said at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Sofia Representation for those who died in St. Petersburg metro station

Office for the Dead said at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Sofia Representation for those who died in St. Petersburg metro station
Office for the Dead said at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Sofia Representation for those who died in St. Petersburg metro station
Office for the Dead said at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Sofia Representation for those who died in St. Petersburg metro station
Office for the Dead said at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Sofia Representation for those who died in St. Petersburg metro station

On April 4, 2017, the Office for the Dead for those who died in the terror act at the St. Petersburg metro was said at the St. Nicholas Representation Church in Sofia. The service was presided over by Archimandrite Philip (Vasiltsev), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Bulgaria.

Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council

Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council
Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council
Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council
Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council

On 4 April 2017, the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church held its regular session at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.